If there’s one beat ’em up that every modern version today can trace their roots back to, it has to be Irem’s Kung-Fu Master in 1984. Considered by many to […]
He’s no Kenjiro, but he still kicks ass.
Cloak & Dagger in 1984 starred Henry Thomas as eleven year-old Davey Osborne and Dabney Coleman as “Agent X”, his imaginary secret agent friend (who also looks like his in-movie […]
“You must think in Russian. Think in Russian!” So explains a Soviet physicist to Air Force Major, Mitchell Gant, played by Clint Eastwood in the 1982 thriller, Firefox. Based on […]
The early 90s were big years for beat ’em ups. Both 1991 and 1993 would prove to be a peak year for both Capcom and Konami which released three apiece […]
The 80s were filled with more than Cold War paranoia. Thanks to Hollywood, they were turned into a playground for over-the-top, American action heroes fighting terrorists and the forces of […]
No discussion of the arcade scene in the early 80s in conjunction with the Cold War could ever be complete without even mentioning Atari’s iconic Missile Command. In a piece […]